Viktor Yanukovych, who had been called to the White House right after his 2010 electoral win and was asked by Obama to help to push his country toward joining NATO (though all of the opinion polls that had been taken of the Ukrainian public showed that the vast majority of Ukrainians viewed NATO to be their enemy, no friend of Ukraine).
, only around 20% of Ukrainians wanted NATO membership, while around 55% opposed it.
, Gallup found that whereas 17% of Ukrainians considered NATO to mean “protection of your country,” 40% said it’s “a threat to your country.”
The 2014 coup
in Ukraine was about two things:
getting Ukraine into NATO, and seizing Russia’s biggest naval base, which ever since 1783 has been in Crimea, which (Crimea) the Soviet dictator had transferred to Ukraine in 1954 while still continuing Crimea as the Soviet Union’s biggest naval base. Obama, already by no later than June 2013, was planning to grab that naval base and turn it into yet another U.S. naval base.
So, promptly as soon as the Obama-installed government received the reins of power in Ukraine, Ukraine’s top generals were replaced by rabidly anti-Russian ones, who planned this ethnic-cleansing of those ‘terrorists’, in what they called their “Anti-Terrorist Operation” or “ATO,” in, especially, Donbass. (Donbass is the farthest-east part of Ukraine’s “East” as shown in slide 26 here
, and you can see there that ONLY Crimea was even more anti-U.S. than was Ukraine’s “East.”
Donbass was the most pro-Russian part of that “East.” Those were therefore the two regions where Obama especially needed the ethnic cleansing, the “ATO.”) But it also was done in Odessa
, and in other Ukrainian cities that had voted heavily for Yanukovych. This would be the ‘democratic’ way to produce a permanently nazi-controlled Ukraine.
The Obama Administration was demanding that Ukraine quickly conquer Donbass; and, since the only air power over that region was Ukraine’s Air Force, Ukraine relentlessly bombed Donbass. One of their bombers got shot down, but that was only a minor loss for the U.S.-installed regime. Overall, the bombings caused massive devastation in Donbass
Nonetheless, the U.S. Government’s hopes for a military conquest of Donbass were not fulfilled; and this got us to the current situation.
This was the situation before Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
Gordon, could you please upload the photo just above this one on phil stone?The horse trampling the snake….I don’t have the tech skills….but find it interesting and worth sharing….
The simplest way to copy and paste an image is to hover your cursor over it and right click your mouse button to reveal a dropdown menu.
Depending on your browser (I use Brave) a number of options appear.
From the dropdown menu hover over “Copy image address” and left click your mouse button. The image address is now copied to your clipboard.
Now go to the comment box and in the comment box right click your mouse button and a menu will appear. Select “paste” and that’s it.
St. George slaying the dragon. Here’s Pistrucci’s iconic version on the reverse side of a gold sovereign.
St. George is not only England’s patron saint but also that of Moscow.
Thank you Gordon! Managed! Have written down your instructions; realise I am not at all conversant with right and left clicks- must learn more….
“I am not at all conversant with right and left clicks…”
Try the ‘boot-sock’ approach danceaway. It never fails.
In my non-commissioned days trying to teach recruits to march in step, it was occasionally necessary to be cruel to be kind so to speak.
One recruit in particular could not get it right until we made him take his left boot (from memory) off and worked him and the rest of the platoon off for the remainder of the session. He never mixed his left and right up again and went on to be a helicopter pilot. Strewth!
Except it is not quite right; will have to keep practicing….
“Almost the entire territory of the Republic is liberated from the national battalions – Pasechnik”
Why can’t the ZOG West have astute Generals like that? It’s truly depressing to watch the pedo filth we have now.
I’ve always felt a bit Russian. Serbia/Kosovo. God is revenging it.